Everything You Need to Know About Tires at BMW of El Cajon

If you’re looking for a new BMW or BMW Service Center, BMW of El Cajon is the right dealership for you! Our sales, finance, parts, and service departments all work together to create a positive car buying and car owning experience. Located in Southern California, our BMW dealers serving San Diego offer a full lineup of new BMW models and Certified Pre-Owned BMW vehicles such as the BMW X3, as well as a full-service BMW Service and Parts Department. Our BMW Service department’s fully staffed and trained team will help you keep your car running like new for years to come!

With every mile put on your vehicle, your tires experience a little bit more wear and tear. The tire tread gradually becomes shallower and causes overall tire performance to change. Irregular tire wear can occur for a variety of reasons, so it’s important to regularly inspect your tires, and if necessary, replace them. If you drive around with too little tire tread on your vehicles, unsafe driving conditions can result. The less tread a tire has, the less it can grip the road, which can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. As weather conditions worsen and roads become slippery, tire tread becomes even more important. When water, ice, or snow gets between your tires and the road, the tire tread is what cuts through the elements and maintains contact with the road surface. If you’re driving around on tires with limited tread, you may lose traction and get into an accident.

Each set of tires is unique, so tire replacement may come after varying lengths of times or accrued mileage. One way to fully understand what your tire care routine should be is by reading the paperwork that comes with your vehicle and tires. We recommend that after five years of use, you should routinely have your tires inspected at least once per year. Keeping your tires properly inflated and getting regular tire rotations will ensure that your tires wear evenly. If you’re unsure of whether the tread on your tires is sufficient, we recommend doing the “penny test.” The US DOT recommends replacing tires when they reach a depth of 2/32”. To check if your tire is at that stage, you can place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire with Lincoln’s head facing down. If his head completely disappears between the ribs, your tires have enough tread. If you can see his entire head, your tire tread is not deep enough and your tires should be replaced.

At our BMW Service Center near San Diego, our service and parts teams are here to help you learn about proper tire care. We can show you how to check your tire pressure and tire tread depth so you can take care of your tires and extend their lifespan. For more information and to check out if there are any good service or tire specials, contact us or head on down to our dealership located at 720 El Cajon Boulevard to speak to a member of our team today!